This Week at LiHigh School

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We’ve got so many great things going on with our students that we thought it would be fun to share what we have planned each week at LiHigh School. If anything you read interests you, you are, of course, invited to join us!

Monday, March 4th

  • Pick Me Up: To celebrate Read Across America week, which commemorates Dr. Seuss’s birthday, the class will enjoy an animated short of Green Eggs and Ham.
  • Morning Seminar: As the culminating project of our unit on NASA and Space, the class will continue its development of a Facebook Timeline of NASA’s missions.
  • Community Speaker Series: Kathy Letendre, a former hospital administrator who recently embarked on a new career path, will come share her experiences with the students.
  • Independent Time: Students will have about an hour of independent time, when they will be working on their term-ending reflections as well as their independent projects and homework for various classes.
  • Lunch
  • Volunteering at Poultney Elementary School: Students will travel to the Poultney Elementary School to assist at the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s presentation of a “Musical Petting Zoo,” where the elementary students will be able to get their hands on a variety of musical instruments.
  • Reflection on Volunteering: As part of the students’ commitment to complete and reflect on 30 hours of community service throughout the year, the students will reflect on the volunteering experience at the elementary school, sharing what they’ve learned through the experience
  • Close Out Session: Students will break into groups to write their own “Seussian” style story.

Tuesday, March 5th

  • Independent Work Day: Students will have the complete day to work on independent projects, including their term-ending reflections, their senior capstones, and college homework.

Wednesday, March 6th

  • Pick Me Up: To commemorate the day when we should all “remember the Alamo,” students will learn about the battle for Texan independence
  • Drawing Skills Workshop: Students will work Monica Ihrke to continue improving their drawing skills.
  • Community Speaker Series: Chris Callahan, an Assistant Professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Vermont, will speak with the students about his career, his interests, and how he got to where he is today.
  • Book Club: Students will share their first set of insights from the science-related books they started reading this week.
  • Lunch
  • Planning for Success Workshop: Students will work with Zohara Zarfati to prepare themselves for the end of year rush of deadlines.
  • Daily Reflection: Students will reflect on the day’s experiences to discover what moments they found to be the most significant
  • Close Out Session: Students will write thank you notes to Kathy Letendre and Chris Callahan for sharing their time with us

Thursday, March 7th

  • Pick Me Up: To commemorate the anniversary of Ravel‘s birthday, students will listen to his most-famous composition, “Bolero,” while reading his obituary in the New York Times
  • Morning Seminar: Students will complete their Facebook Timeline of NASA’s missions.
  • Independent Time: Students will have two hours of independent time to complete their term-ending reflection.
  • Lunch
  • Quiet/Reading Time: Students will have 30 minutes of quiet time to meditate, read, and/or find a few moments of peace.
  • Math Skills Workshop: Using the individualized modules at the Khan Academy, students will continue to improve their math skills.
  • Daily Reflection and Planning: Students will have 30 minutes to reflect on the significance of their day and begin to plan their work for the weekend and next week.
  • Close Out Session: Students will watch a TED Talk, “Mathemagics,” presented by Art Benjamin, a magician and mathematician

Friday, March 8th (Last Day of ER/QR Term)

  • Field Trip: Students will travel to the sugar shack of Perfect 10 Maple Products in Pawlet to develop their understanding of how to make maple syrup. Perfect 10 is owned and operated by one of our 12th graders, so we’re all in for quite the treat!

 

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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